Kris Bryant Calls His Spot

I’ve seen two Cubs stars hit in the head with fastballs. The first was Salomon Torres heater that shattered Sammy Sosa’s helmet on April 20, 2003 as I stared at my TV in mute horror was. In some respects, this the beginning of the end: he’d scuffle for the next several weeks and be suspended […]


Trouble With His Curve: A Yu Darvish Deep Dive

Shortly after the Cubs signed Yu Darvish, Chris Gimenez, their newly-acquired backup catcher who had worked with Darvish as a Ranger in 2014, offered his thoughts on what might have gone wrong in Darvish’s two disastrous World Series outings against the Astros. By now, we’ve all heard the pitch-tipping theory. Gimenez, however, turned his attention […]